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Mary Grace Florian
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
  • Epiphany Church Mercy Fund
    184 Washington Place
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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“Mary was my clinical supervisor when I was a student at the University of Pittsburgh in the Physical Therapy program. As I traveled with her to the...Read More »
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“Rest in peace Mary. I will miss you. ”
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100th birthday party!
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ti amo Aunt Mary, I miss you.
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Mary Florian at Vincentian 12/10/13
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Mary Florian at Vencentian 3/24/11
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Florian Family, Mary Florian (front center)
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Mary Florian at Vincentian "Reflecting" 8/28/13
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Mary Florian at Vincentian 8/28/13
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Rose Ann Hillman Waddell and Mary Florian
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Florian Family, Mary Florian (front center)
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Mary Florian
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Sisters Josephine Baldessari, Mary Florian, Emma Hillman, Cruise to Bahamas 1987
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Mary Florian
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Florian Family Reunion 1956 at Farm in Imperial
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Florian Family
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Floriani Family Late 20s
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Mary Florian in Kentucky
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Florian Family Reunion 1963 at Farm in Imperial
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Florian Family Reunion 1963 at Farm in Imperial
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Florian Family Reunion 1963 at Farm in Imperial
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Mary with Pittsburgh Skyline 11/01/13
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“She is my Aunt Mary. She and my mother, Emma, were sisters. She has been the Matriarch of our family for as long as I can remember. In reality,...Read More »
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“I had the wonderful privilege of working with Mary at VNA starting in 1971. She was a remarkable person and so dedicated to helping patients with...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Marlene Garritano - N. Braddock, PA

“I worked with Mary at VNA before 1977 when I left the agency to move to Canada. She was a ray of sunshine for our patients and never entered a home...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Harvieux - PA - Co-worker

Our last visit in July - love you Mary “Mary was a very special lady to me. I spent many hours with Mary at Vincentian Home we shared stories, laughter, our faith, some tears and she gave...Read More »
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In her 101st year, passed peacefully at Vincentian Home, with her loving family by her side, on Thursday, September 24, 2015. She is survived by a very special niece, Frances (Rosella) Guastaferro and a special great niece, Deana Guastaferro Lewis. She was a special aunt to six nieces, five nephews and an aunt to three more generations. Born June 19, 1915 in Claridge, PA, Westmoreland County, she was the daughter of the late Ignazio and Rose (Gilberti) Florian. She was the oldest of seven siblings who preceded her in death; two brothers Dominic and William Florian and sisters Barbara Rosella, Josephine Baldessari, Emma Hillman and Florence Menegaz. Mary's faith was the single most important aspect of her life. After retirement Mary enjoyed rug hooking, gardening, travel, caring for others and service to her church. Mary was an RN with the Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County. She made her lifelong career with the VNA, retiring as a physical therapist. Mary recently enjoyed her 100th birthday celebration with her family and friends. Mary's family will welcome friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10am in Epiphany Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Epiphany Church Mercy Fund, 184 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vincentian Home, North Hills for the loving care extended to their aunt over the past ten years. As Mary always said, "God be with you."